For a few years now I've been trying to acquire a fast picking technique. I love the Malmsteen style and all the guys on YouTube which have acquired that same picking style. But I've noticed that most of the time when I play a downstroke, I end up too far away from the string so I have to make too much motion to get back to pick the following upstroke.
This is really hard to change.
I'm holding my pick correctly and I'm using a small pick that feels very comfortable and it's on the thick side like it's supposed to be for speed picking.
If anyone has any tips on how to prevent my right hand from traveling a mile when it only has to go a few millimeters, I'd like to hear them.